Bands/Musicians Famous Bands from New Zealand

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List famous Kiwi bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from New Zealand come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best Kiwi bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from New Zealand. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Kiwi musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

This list contains bands like Richard O'Brien and Gerard Smith.

This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from New Zealand?" and "Which bands are popular in New Zealand?"

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Country pop, Contemporary Country, Country rock

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Kimbra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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Neil Finn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Hayley Westenra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music, Operatic pop, Classical music

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Anika Moa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music

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Rhian Sheehan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rhian Sheehan

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Gin Wigmore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk rock

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Jon Hume is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Steve Abel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Steve Abel Pop music, Rock music, Film score

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Marc Hunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music

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Tim Finn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
New Wave, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Chong-Nee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Popular music, Rhythm and blues

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Clinical is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Clinical Hip hop music, Ragga, Dubstep

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Dei Hamo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Dei Hamo Hip hop music

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Max Merritt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Mareko is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Mareko Hip hop music

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Jeffrey Grice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Jeffrey Grice

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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Coco Solid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Electronic dance music, Electronica

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Bic Runga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Popular music, Pop music, Traditional music

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Bret McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Jemaine Clement is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Lucy Lawless is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Fran Walsh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Graeme Revell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Film score

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Jon Toogood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Industrial rock

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Richard O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Mike Rudd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Ladyhawke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Synthpop, New Wave, Indie rock

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Dave Dobbyn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music, Rock music

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Savage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Rap music

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Tulele Faletolu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Christian music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Brooke Fraser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Christian music, Pop music, Folk rock

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Boh Runga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music

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Rebecca Gibney is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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Liam Finn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Dream pop, Indie rock

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Birchville Cat Motel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Dark ambient, Progressive metal, Drone music

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Nathan King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Nathan King Rock music

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Ben Lummis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Ben Lummis Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Lisa Chappell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand

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David Dallas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Rap music

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Karl Kippenberger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Industrial rock

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Rosita Vai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rosita Vai Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Phil Joel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Contemporary Christian music

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Robert Arnold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Pop music, Dance music

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Tom Larkin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Rock music, Industrial rock

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Matthew Thomas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Matthew Thomas Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Alec Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Indie pop

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PNC is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Rap music

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P‐Money is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from New Zealand
Hip hop music, Rap music